When you've spent so much time choosing the perfect gift, neglecting to pay attention to how it is presented is a serious mistake. A little bit of thought and care can show the recipient just how important they are to you. This applies equally whether it's a bespoke business gift or a token for a loved one. Let us show you how to get the result the professionals call standard.
Here at Gilded Bee we usually use luxury rigid gift boxes finished with grosgrain ribbon. We love the idea that the boxes will be kept and re-purposed or passed on, housing another thoughtful gift. However, when giving gifts to loved ones it can look more personal to use wrapping paper even if also using a box. If fact we recommend using boxes whatever the gift. They will make life easier for you and produce a superior finish.
Here are a few tips to get that professional finish:
Be prepared. Much like cooking, the wrapping will be less stressful and give you a better result if you get all the bits together before you begin. You will need:
We loved this festive paper from John Lewis. With subtle touches of gold it was super luxe and festive. We could've gone in lots of directions with the finishing ribbon, picking out the gold, green or even toning with the red in the paper. We went for navy in the end loving the understated but still very festive finish.
Christmas is the time to have fun with your wrapping. Keep a uniform look if you wish using the same paper and ribbon for every gift. I usually choose to go with a theme. Picking a core colour palette (red, navy and gold in this case) and then mixing and matching textures with the wrapping. Use a gold kraft paper with a red organza ribbon or a navy mettallic paper with gold grosgrain. Sticking to the restrained pallete will enable you to have fun whilst still having an end result that works.
Fold a seam of around 2cm on the edge that will wrap around the present. This will give a crisp edge to the seam and disguise any dodgy cutting!
Carefully fold in the edges by pushing down the paper and creating neat creases at the inside corners. Crease corners to form a triangle at each end.
Again, ideally using double sided tape seal up the end. Turn box around and repeat on the other side.
You can leave the box like this, perfectly elegant and lovely to tear into. Presented seam-side down